By using this website, you indicate your acceptance of the following PartnerServe Company Software License Agreement.
We start every new user relationship with an agreement. It spells out what you can expect from us, and what we can expect from you. We do not know each user personally, so it is important to set out the ground rules in advance. If you agree to what you read below, welcome to our system!
If you have any questions about any part of the agreement, please send us an e-mail about it. We encourage dialog on why these agreement provisions are important for our system. We are willing to work with you on making changes if a consensus develops that there is a better approach.
Please remember that until you and we have an agreement in place you will not receive full access to our system and you are not authorized to use it.
In return for your contribution, we will give you access to specific file and message areas on our system. Initially, these may include:
In order to keep this system attractive and useful for all users, you need to follow the rules we set for use of the system. You will find some of our rules here in this agreement, and others in bulletins posted at various points in the system.
Here are some of the basic rules for our system:
You agree to use our search facilities only to retrieve small amounts of information and not to extract information for use outside this system.
Remember that the person to whom you send electronic mail to is not legally required to keep it secret. We reserve the right to make public any e-mail sent to us.
Hyperlinks to other Internet resources are provided for your convenience. We have selected these resources as having some value and pertinence, but their development and maintenance are not under direction. Thus, the content, accuracy, opinions expressed, and other links provided by these resources are not verified by us.
Respect the security of our system. Do not try to gain access to system areas private to us, or to other users.
We are still researching the rewards we can offer for points and tokens. Currently, during our intitial phase we cannot promise benefits. We will accumulate your points (subject to system failure) during this period and make an announcement when a policy has been finalized.
We want our system to be a worthwhile place for all users. This does not mean that everyone can do what they choose on this system, regardless of its effect on others. It is our job to accommodate the common needs of all users while we strive to meet our own goals for the system.
We will not monitor all messages because we want to keep the message traffic moving quickly and smoothly. If, however, we see messages that violate the rules, threaten the order of security of the system, or use the system in ways we feel threaten its quality or worth, we will take appropriate action
Our editorial control includes normal housekeeping activities, such as changing subject headers in messages and deleting profanities, but it goes beyond that. If a user persists in posting messages that we previously warned should not be on the system, those messages will be deleted, and the user may be locked out. If any user violates the rules, he or she may be warned, or simply locked out.
You own your postings, but give us an unrestricted license to republish, reorganize, create libraries or statistics, or any other derivative work. We also retain full and exclusive rights to the collective work.
We own the user interface, the look and feel, the unique democratic dimensions of interaction, and all creative and unusual manners in which the data is organized. You cannot reproduce any message thread from our system, either electronically or in print, without our permission. You agree not to attempt to examine, disassemble, or otherwise access the computer source code on which this system is based.
The great danger for us is that we might be held accountable for the opinions or wrongful actions of our users. We did not start this system to take the blame for the actions of others. Accordingly, we need all users to take responsibility for their own actions, and to accept that an act of another user that damages them must not be blamed on us, but on the other user. These needs are accomplished by the following paragraph.
We expressly disclaim all liability for the use or interpretation by others of information contained in our system. Decisions based on such information are the sole responsibility of the decision-maker. In exchange for the use of the site, you agree that we will not be responsible to you for any indirect, consequential, special or punitive damages or losses you may incur in connection with our system. In addition, you agree to defend and indemnify us and hold us harmless from and against any and all claims, proceedings, damages, injuries, liabilities, losses, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) relating to any acts by you or materials or information transmitted by you in connection with our system leading wholly or partially to claims against us or our system by other users or third parties.
We warrant that this site is intended to contain in part or in full information provided by users.
THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN AS-IS BASIS. WE DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, AMONG OTHERS, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, AMONG OTHERS, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF BUSINESS PROFITS, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER LOSS ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS SYSTEM. YOU MAY HAVE RIGHTS WHICH VARY FROM STATE TO STATE, AND SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW CERTAIN LIMITATIONS ON LIABILITY.
In addition to the terms spelled out elsewhere in this document you agree to the following
Every expression of yours is offered as an opinion rather than an asserted fact.
Our system can be reached by users from all fifty states and around the world. Each of these places has a different set of laws. Since we cannot keep track of all these laws and their requirements, you agree that the law of our own state and country, Massachusetts, U.S.A., will apply to all matters relating to this agreement and to our system. In addition, you agree and consent that if there is any legal action against us, the courts of Massachusetts, U.S.A. will have exclusive jurisdiction and be the exclusive venue for any such legal actions.
This agreement is the entire understanding between you and us regarding your
relationship to our system. We reserve the right to revise this agreement at
any time by updating this posting. If we do so, you will be given the
opportunity of agreeing with the revisions. If any part of this agreement is
determined to be unlawful, void or unenforceable, that part will be deemed
severable and will not affect the validity and enforceability any remaining
provision. If either you or we fail to notify the other of any violations of
this agreement, this will not mean that you or we cannot notify the other of
future violations of any part of this agreement.